Innovators Announced for Second Global Innovation Call

Published: Sep. 30, 2015

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Congratulations to the 2015 Powering Agriculture Innovators

Countries of Implementation

Countries of Implementation
Powering Agriculture with Renewable Energy Ariya Capital Group Ltd Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
Low-Cost Pay-Per-Use Irrigation Using Solar Trolley Systems Claro Energy India
Sunflower Pump: Asset-Financed Solar Irrigation Pumps for Smallholder Farmers Futurepump (Kenya) Ltd Kenya
Field Evaluation of a Passive Aeration System for Aquaculture Governing Council of the University of Toronto Bangladesh
Improving Coffee Production and Quality Using Infrared Technology Horn of Africa Regional Environment Center and Network Ethiopia
Biomass and Solar PV Hybrid Minigrids for Off-Grid Farming Communities Husk Power Systems Ghana, Nigeria
Renewable Microgrids for Off-Grid Fish Hatcheries and Surrounding Communities iDE Bangladesh
PV-Integrated Drip Irrigation and Fertigation Systems Istituto per la Cooperazione Universitaria Onlus (ICU) Jordan, Lebanon
Affordable, High-Performance Solar Irrigation for Smallholder Farmers KickStart International Kenya
Biogas Milk Chilling to Increase Productivity and Incomes of Dairy Farmers SimGas Tanzania Ltd. Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania
Scaling the Distribution of Tailored Agro-Solar Irrigation Kits SunCulture Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia
Private Sector Financed Community Solar Microgrids and Agricultural Accelerators Universidad del Valle de Guatemala Guatemala
Solar Agro-Processing Power Stations Village Infrastructure Angels Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Vanuatu
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